SPS Webinar Catalog

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Specialty Practice Section (SPS) members can earn free continuing education (CE) credits.

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You must watch the live webinar at day and time of the live event to earn live CEs. Otherwise, the self study version will be available within 10 days and you may still earn CEs.

Transform Your Couples’ Communication: Guiding Your Clients through Difficult Conversations in Couples Therapy

Monday, September 16, 2019 (1 - 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Tracy K. Ross, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Couples often come to us after years of strained communication. They avoid difficult conversations fearing they will only lead to volatility, distance, and pain. Therapists can unwittingly get caught in the cycle with the couple, focusing on content rather than on the emotions and experience of each partner. In this webinar we will cover techniques that create a safe environment for having difficult conversations, and how you can guide your couples to communicate in a way that will allow them to feel heard and understood.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

Ethics in Private Practice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

SPS Members get VIP access to early registration through September 20! After that date, registration will open to NASW members and non-members for a fee.
Registration is limited on a first come basis.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (1 – 2:30 pm ET)

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Andrea Murray, LICSW

CE Category: 1.5 Ethics contact hour

When social workers engage in private practice they may be faced with challenging ethical issues in relation to maintaining professional boundaries, serving clients with special needs, and avoiding breaks in continuity of service. This webinar will explore ways in which social workers can pre-empt and respond to ethical challenges in private practice, including working in small communities, managing dual relationships, offering reduced fees, negotiating part-time private practice with agency-based work, and preparing for contingencies such as illness, impairment, and death of a social worker (including the use of professional wills).

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40

On-Demand Webinars (Self-study)

To Register: The Social Work Online CE Institute now uses your NASW username and password. To log in at https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com, click on “Hello, Guest, Sign In” in the top right corner, and use your NASW username and password to sign in. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account with NASW by clicking the link in the top right corner under “Hello, Guest Sign In” and filling out the “New Customer” section.

Once you have either created your account or logged in to your existing account, either copy and paste or type the name of the course into the search bar and hit “Go" or you can search by topic area and click “Specialty Practice Sections.”

Add the course to your cart using the yellow “Add to Cart” button on the right-hand side and complete the checkout. Once the checkout is complete, you will be prompted to return to your Products page to access the course. You can also click on “Hello, [Name] My Account” in the top right corner and select Products.

To Receive CEs: After completing the course, you will need to complete the remaining requirements to receive credit by clicking the blue “Get Certificate” button under the green “Play” button you used to launch the program on the “My Products” page.


Recognizing & Diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Original date: August 9, 2019

Presenter: Annette L Becklund, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Pain and Symptom Management

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $20 / Non NASW Members: $30


Integrating Evidenced-Based Strategies into a Social Work Model: The Science and Art of Practice

Original date: July 31, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Shulman, EdD, MSW,

CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hours

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Self-Care, the Wounded Healer, Resiliency, and Post-traumatic Growth

Original date: June 5, 2019

Presenter: Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Organizing Support To Protect and Expand School Social Work Jobs

Original date: May 6, 2019

Presenters: Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD; Stephen A. Karp, LMSW; Dina L. Kastner, MSS, MLSP; Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

Is There a Link Between Bullying Behaviors and School Shootings?

Original date: April 30, 2019

Presenter: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Ethics and Integrated Health Care

Original date: March 27, 2019

Presenter: Frederic Reamer, PhD.
CEs: 3 Ethics Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55 / Non-NASW Members: $75


Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

Original date: March 7, 2019

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Original date: February 19, 2019

Presenter: Iréné Celcer MA, LCSW
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Original date: January 31, 2019

Presenters: Kristen Faye Linton, PhD, MSW; Heidi Adams Rueda, PhD, MSW; Lela Rankin Williams, PhD, MS
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Workplace Psychological Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

Original date: January 18, 2019

Presenters: Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP; Bob Stenhouse; Deborah Prowse, Q.C.
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Managing Ethical Dilemmas Through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Original date: December 12, 2018

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
CEs: 1 Ethics contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Original date: November 9, 2018

Presenter: Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20


The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

Original date: October 15, 2018

Presenters: Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Cindy Bernal
CEs: No CEs for this webinar. For informational purposes only
Cost: Free


Improving Equity: Working with Rural LGBT Individuals

Original date: October 3, 2018

Presenter: Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH, CSW
CE: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Original program date: July 31, 2018

Presenters: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP
CEs:1.5 Substance Use Disorders Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices?

Original program date: May 15, 2018

Presenters: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Frederic Reamer, PhD
CEs: 1.5 Ethics
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Original program date: April 11, 2018

Presenter: Robert G. Madden, LCSW, JD, Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice
CEs: 1 Ethics Contact hour
SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Original program date: April 4, 2018

Presenter: Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Original program date: March 16, 2018

Presenter: Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPSPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation: What Social Workers Should Know

Original program date: March 8, 2018

Presenter: William (Bill) Sumner, MSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Trauma Informed Animal-Assisted Interventions: Research Developments, Models, and Practice Methods

Original program date: February 2, 2018

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Clinical contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Criminal Injustice Competency: A Missing Component of Social Work Education To End Mass Incarceration

Original program date: January 25, 2018

Presenters: Warren Graham, MSW, LMSW and Alexis Jemal, J.D., PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community: A Report on Administration on Aging Grants

Original program date: January 11, 2018

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW
CEs: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Nice Is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in Your Practice

Original program date: December 5, 2017

Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Role Reversal: A Social Worker's Guide To Redefining Parental Boundaries

Original program date: November 28, 2017

Presenter: Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

Original program date: October 16, 2017

Presenter: Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

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Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies:  Tools and Strategies for the Social Work Practitioner

Original program date:  June 7, 2017

Presenter:  Sandra J. Gonzalez, MSSW, LCSW
CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults

Original program date:  May 24, 2017

Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW
CEs:  1 Ethics Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Leadership To Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility

Original program date:  April 26, 2017

Presenter: Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed. D. and Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, ACSW,LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

Original program date:  April 6, 2017

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues

Original program date:  March 26, 2017

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Strategies To Address Language and Communication Barriers

Original program date:   March 21, 2017

Presenter:  Vivian H Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW and Adelaida Montemayor, LCSW, CSSWS
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

Original program date:   February 7, 2017

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work

Original program date:  February 2, 2017

Presenters: Doug Tipperman, MSW; Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW; Christine Cheng; and Jennifer Matekuare
CEs:  1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40
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Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice

Original program date:   January 31, 2017

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, LMSW
CEs:   1 Cross Cultural Work Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Beyond Treatment As Usual: The Case for Cognitive Remediation

Original program date:   December 6, 2016

Presenter: Ray Gonzalez, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S
CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


The Role of Social Workers in Goals of Care Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients

Original program date:  November 15, 2016

Presenters: Jennifer Di Biase MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW;  Kayla Lalande MSW, LMSW; and Lucinda Potter MSW, LSW
CEs: 1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Original program date:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Understanding Sibling Dynamics and Caring for Older Parents

Original program date;   May 25, 2016 

Presenter:  Sandra Edmonds Crewe, PhD, ACSW
CE:  1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Original program date:  March 25, 2016

Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.

CEs:  3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75 


Let’s Talk About HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Mental Health

Original program date:  February 25, 2016

Presenters:  Jill Sabatine, LICSW, MPH and Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS can brings a complex range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues into a client’s life.   For some clients, there is the identifiable co-factor of substance use and recovery, as well as mental health challenges.  This presentation will increase the social work practitioner’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expand knowledge and skills to work towards an integrated response to address HIV, substance use, and mental health to more effectively serve clients and their families. 

CEs:  1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

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